Well maintained boilers burn their fuel very economically, but they unavoidably lose some heat in the hot gases that escape up the flue. A condensing boiler has a larger heat exchanger, so it recovers more heat, sends cooler gases up the flue and is more efficient. Carbon dioxide gases that would normally be emitted into the atmosphere through the flue are condensed, recycled and used to heat the water. This significantly reduces the amount of carbon dioxide emitted annually into the atmosphere by boilers, and as old oil boilers are replaced with the new condensing versions each year, the UK’s carbon footprint is further reduced. The boilers have the added bonus of being more energy efficient and costing less to operate.
Almost all oil fired central heating used in the UK on a domestic level uses 28sec oil – also known as Kerosene. 28sec oil burns very cleanly leaving minimal deposits such as smoke and soot on after burn.
When looking to replace an old boiler, there are a few things that you should take into consideration:
You can find out more about replacing your boiler here from The Energy Savings Trust.
If you think it is time you upgraded to an oil condensing boiler, call us today on 08000 22 44 22 and see how we can help.